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International Students' Use of a Library's Media Collection
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services
  • Jessica Schomberg, Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • Barbara J. Bergman, Minnesota State University - Mankato
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The purpose of this study was to examine the potential benefits to international students provided by the library's foreign films collection at a mid-sized, rural, public university. The literature on international students shows that they often find library services intimidating. However, there is very little literature on the relationship between international students and their use of library collections. Interviews were conducted with international students new to the university, seeking to determine if providing familiar films eases students' transition and acculturation. Although circulation data show that the foreign films are popular, interviews with international students indicated preference for American films to gain cultural confidence.
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Schomberg, J. and Bergman, B. (2012). International Students' Use of a Library's Media Collections. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 36 (3-4), 121-126. doi. 10.1080/14649055.2012.10766336